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... from all corners of the world of all different sizes and shapes. It is very common in Europe to eat and drink while walking around or on public transport or in public areas.
Sunday morning we had an early start as it was time to say bye to Carmen. Metro to the train station and then an Express RER train to the 'Charles De Gaulle Airport'. Arrived way too early and had a very stress free check in so all went extremely smoothly. Time to say bye to Carmen so lots ...
... Motherly Rock and stretching the old legs. Good place to have a chat too!
So 13 hours later we arrive. A short stop over to get from one gate to another and waiting for the next flight.
We are now on our way to Paris. Managed to get some wonky internet and talked to Danita from the Airport so she was happy to hear it was not a joke, we were actually on our way. She was still in the UK after going to the Tennis, Wimbledon. ...
... by. We mastered the Metro today with numerous changes to get us to Rue de Rome on the other side of town, a street known a shaving the highest concentration of violin makers in the world. Though the first few luthieres were closed, we happened upon a lovely man who spoke excellent English and very generously allowed Ella to play - first on an 18th Century French cello worth 12,000Euro and a 4,000Euro bow, then a more modest turn of the century (the last ...
... the afternoon after a 3 hour train ride from Marseille. Our first few days were spent walking, eating and, I guess, just taking in the atmosphere. Our neighbourhood, Montmartre, is very much alive with the sights and sounds of Paris. We have found the fresh produce, the butcher, baker all just a street away. We are yet to go to the markets as the one that is recommended around this area is only on the weekend.
On Sunday, Doreen had a rest day ...
... we met him, there was a translator who told us about the lease forms we needed to sign, documents we needed to copy, how to use the laundry, internet, etc.. Needless to say, it was a bit confusing, especially as the jet lag kicked in. As soon as we received the keys to our rooms, we rushed to take a shower and unpack our bags. I knew to expect a small room because of all the times I watched ...